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What is Eureka?

Eureka is an open access digital archive of research output produced by Saïd Business School. It has been established by Sainsbury library staff, and provides an easy and quick deposit service for academics and research staff of Saïd Business School. Wherever possible, Eureka provides an electronic copy of the full text with each deposit. If an electronic copy cannot be provided (due to copyright or any other reason), then Eureka will provide a link to the publisher’s webpage.

What does Eureka contain?

Eureka contains research by the academic community of the Saïd Business School. Types of publication included in Eureka are:

  • Journal articles – accepted, in press and published versions
  • Working Papers - both SBS and other working paper series
  • Books
  • Book Chapters
  • Conference Papers
  • Theses
  • Research reports

Who may deposit in Eureka?

All current members of the academic community of the Saïd Business School may deposit in Eureka.

Can I deposit items published whilst at another institution?

Yes, Eureka is happy to host publications from your previous institutions and this has the advantage of bringing all of your research together within one repository.

Why should my research be in Eureka?

Eureka has been established with the following goals in mind:

  • Helping the worldwide research community to discover and use the work of Saïd Business School researchers.
  • Bring together the research output of Saïd Business School in one single repository.
  • What are the Benefits to Researchers?
  • Increased visibility of research:
  • Eureka is compliant with the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) international standard. This standard is favoured by Google and Google scholar and your results will normally rank higher in most search engines.
  • Oxford University Research Archive (ORA) can harvest directly from Eureka, giving the researchers direct and optimised dissemination of their research to different resources such as search engines and SSRN.
  • Increased citation impact:
  • The wider dissemination of your research directly correlates with increased impact and higher citation count.
  • Long-term preservation of your work:
  • Both Eureka and ORA provide long-term preservation of your research work. This means that if you change your institution or your website, the work deposited in Eureka will still stay at the same address. Furthermore, we will preserve all versions of the work that you deposit with Eureka, providing backup storage for all your work.
  • Quick and easy deposit mechanism:
  • Eureka provides a very simple mechanism to deposit your research. The whole process is quick and easy to understand and also provides you advanced download statistics.

Does deposit in Eureka meet the requirements of the 2020 REF?

To include your journal articles and conference paper in the 2020 REF you must deposit the author accepted manuscript in an institutional repository within 3 months of acceptance. All items deposited in Eureka also feed into ORA, the University of Oxford’s institutional repository, therefore meeting the 2020 REF requirements above.

What if my publisher has an embargo on making the author accepted manuscript available?

Eureka allows for deposit of your manuscript without making the manuscript publicly available until the publisher’s embargo period. This is regarded as a ‘closed deposit’, so the bibliographic details of the research are still discoverable until the embargo period expires.

How do I deposit in Eureka?

If you send the details of your publication to your departmental administrator they will enter your items into Eureka for you.

Alternatively, if you wish you can enter the items yourself in Eureka. A guide to depositing items with Eureka is available here. On whole, the complete deposit process should take less than 10 minutes, a minimal cost when compared with the advantages of increased visibility and citation of your work.

What about the publisher’s copyright?

Eureka can only host the full text of your research if you have retained ownership of the copyright or if your publisher has given permission for you to host the full text in a repository. Many journal publishers do allow the authors pre or post-print versions to be deposited in a repository. If you are in any doubt the Eureka staff will check this for you. Details of publisher policies can also be viewed on the SHERPA Romeo website.

Takedown Policy

If the library is made aware of a breach of copyright or any other reason why an item should not be made available on Eureka, the item will be made temporarily unavailable as soon as possible. An assessment will then be made as to whether the item should be permanently removed.

Technical Help

Any technical correspondence concerning this specific repository should be sent to researchsupport@sbs.ox.ac.uk.